RISD EE launches Design for Manufacturing Innovation Program



RISD Executive Education (RISD EE) is a global studio for inclusive design, interdisciplinary learning and real world innovation.  Collaborating with partners to develop and deliver user-focused learning experiences, RISD EE employs a deep knowledge of the intersection between design, business and culture to anticipate, facilitate and accelerate innovation.

Using this unique model to develop targeted and relevant learning programs, RISD EE has launched a new Design for Manufacturing Innovation (DfMI) certificate program that begins in Fall 2016.

The Design for Manufacturing Innovation nine-month certificate program was developed by RISD EE in partnership with Commerce RI, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and Polaris MEP, in consultation with national manufacturers and designers, as part of $2.9 million federal grant to advance growth in RI’s manufacturing sector.

The DfMI certificate unpacks the concepts of strategic design thinking and innovation as they apply to the manufacturing environment. These concepts, combined with entrepreneurial applications, will help leaders in the manufacturing sector uncover new business development opportunities and management strategies for growth. Course topics include design thinking and design intelligence; innovation and strategic marketing; facilitation and problem solving; and concept visualization, 3D modeling and prototyping.

Expert RISD faculty will lead the program, working with participants to advance skills in strategy, innovation and diversification and facilitate understanding of how design thinking and design processes can accelerate sustainable, company-wide solutions.
More information about DfMI as well as other RISD EE programming may be found here.

Manufacturing Innovation Program, RISD EE

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